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Recommendations from the Green Hand for Artists & Creative Minds looking for inspiration

Creativity is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes we stumble, or just need a little food for inspiration to jumpstart us again. Maybe one of these will help you!

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Drawing on the Dominant Eye

Decoding the Way We Perceive, Create, and Learn

By Betty Edwards
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 2 hours 29 minutes

A fascinating follow-up to the beloved bestseller Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain--with new insights about creativity and our unique way of seeing the world around us

Millions of readers have embraced art teacher Betty Edwards's Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, from art students and teachers to established artists, corporate... Read more »

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Shop Class as Soulcraft

An Inquiry into the Value of Work

By Matthew B. Crawford
Narrated by: Max Bloomquist
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands 

"This is a deep exploration of craftsmanship by someone with real, hands-on knowledge. The book is also quirky, surprising, and sometimes quite moving." —Richard Sennett, author of The Craftsman


Called "the sleeper hit of the... Read more »

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Embrace Your Weird

Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity

By Felicia Day
Narrated by: Felicia Day
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes

An instant New York Times bestseller

In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions.

Including Felicia’s personal stories and hard-won wisdom, Embrace Your Weird offers:

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Creativity

A Short and Cheerful Guide   

By John Cleese
Length: TBA

The legendary comedian, actor, and writer of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and A Fish Called Wanda fame shares his key ideas about creativity: that it’s a learnable, improvable skill.

“Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the... Read more »

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On Writing

A Memoir Of The Craft

By Stephen King
Narrated by: Stephen King, Joe Hill & Owen King
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him... Read more »

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Zen in the Art of Writing

By Ray Bradbury
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 3 hours 53 minutes

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities every writer must have, as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray... Read more »

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Catching the Big Fish

Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

By David Lynch
Narrated by: David Lynch
Length: 1 hours 47 minutes

In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed... Read more »

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The Listening Path

The Creative Art of Attention (A 6-Week Artist's Way Program)

By Julia Cameron
Narrated by: Eliza Foss & Julia Cameron
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes

**An AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award-winning production**

A 6-week Artist’s Way Program from legendary author Julia Cameron

"A book on better listening seems particularly suited for audio, and careful listeners will be rewarded." -- Booklist


The newest audiobook from beloved author Julia Cameron, The Listening Path is a transformational journey...

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The Artist's Way - Abridged

A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Artist's Way

By Julia Cameron
Narrated by: Julia Cameron
Length: 3 hours 6 minutes

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital todayor perhaps even more sothan it was when it was first... Read more »

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Art & Fear

Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

By David Bayles & Ted Orland
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

What is your art really about? Where is it going? What stands in the way of getting it there?

These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development—and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made,... Read more »

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - Book Summary

Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles

By FlashBooks & Dean Bokhari
Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
Length: 36 minutes

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The War of Art: Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself. Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock... Read more »

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